Happy Birthday to Radio 8. One year old today.
Don't forget the hamburger blogger dinner tonite in SF. Simon Fell will be there. Cooooooooooool.
Joi Ito: "I'm glad I got to say 'blog' on national TV."
Susan Kitchens: What real women do with duct tape.
Saw a great movie last night with Scoble. It keeps reverberating. Complex. I'm sure to write about it. BTW, I paid to see the movie, including commercials at the beginning.
John Palfrey: "Dave Winer's work in developing open standards for software, promoting the growth of widespread and broadly accessible Web publishing tools and content, and leading the blogging movement is outstanding."
Hiptop explains how to do a weblog. "Send mail from your hiptop to email@example.com. That's it! You're blogging!"
InfoWorld: Blogs in the Enterprise.
CNN: Illinois Gov Ryan expected to empty death row.
AP: "My favorite product that I got for Christmas is TiVo," FCC chairman Michael Powell said during a question and answer session at the International Consumer Electronics Show. "TiVo is God's machine."
Wired: "An award-winning science fiction writer and digital rights activist has persuaded the publisher of his first novel to make the book available free online for anyone to read, print or even republish on paper."
Blogspace shutdown in China
Mark Kraft: "As some of you are no doubt aware, China has blocked access to all Blogspot weblogs. Users can post, but they can't see whether what they've written has gone through. Likewise, others from China can't read their weblogs."
Peking Duck: "Yes, it appears the Chinese government has imposed a permanent nationwide ban on all blogspot.com sites."
Open Flows: "After talking to other blogspot users all over China it seems that the ban is present throughout the entire country."
BWG: "Bloggers from inside China are upset about that."
Russell Beattie: "Cisco made a shitload of money selling their firewalls to China."
Shelley Powers: "The use of proxies is a known workaround for censorship."
Ben Edelman, at Berkman: "I've actually known about this for a couple days, and this isn't the first time China has blocked blogspot, according to my records. In fact, this isn't really all that unusual -- it's the kind of block China often imposes from time to time, just like when they blocked all domains virtual-hosted by Dotster and Enom. Since China's blocks are almost always implemented by IP address, it's highly likely that whoever imposed the block didn't (and indeed still doesn't) understand the far-reaching effects of doing so."
NY Times: "Some 10,000 people took the streets in the eastern city of Hefei this week in what appears to have been the largest student demonstration since the Tiananmen Square human rights protests of 1989. But the students had a much narrower agenda: traffic safety."
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